Computer Science 220
Assembly Language & Computer Architecture

Fall 2011, Siena College

Lecture 0x03: Floating Point Representations; vonNeumann Architectures; Introduction to MIPS ISA
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011


Lecture Assignment 0x03

Due at the start of class, Tuesday, September 20.

Please submit answers to these questions either as a hard copy (typeset or handwritten are OK) or by email to jteresco AT by the start of class. Please use a clear subject line when submitting by email (e.g., CS 220 Lecture Assignment 0x03, Joe Student). We will discuss these questions at the start of class, so no late submissions are accepted.

  1. True or false: 0.1 (base 10) can be represented as a floating point number within the computer. Justify your answer. (3 points)